Cell phone ban fines: more than $500,000 since last July - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Cell phone ban fines: more than $500,000 since last July

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state is making big money off of Oahu drivers who violate the cell phone ban. The year-old law has led to more than half a million dollars in fines and fees.

State court records show more than 7,600 citations have been issued.

First-time offenders are fined $97.

Since Oahu's cell phone ban started last July, similar laws have passed on Maui, Kauai and the Big Island.

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